S Tyneside Primary Maths News

South Tyneside Primary Maths Update October 2015

October News

Welcome to the October edition of the South Tyneside Primary Maths News Letter.

Just to remind you the next Subject Leader's network meeting for South Tyneside schools is on Thursday 8th March at OpenZone CLC starting at 4.00

Please contact Steve Robert for more information:


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Very Special Maths - CPD Event

Les Staves, trainer and author, will deliver a one day session focusing on Maths for very special children.
This session is to be held on 3 December 2015, at Royal Station Hotel in
Newcastle upon Tyne and will explore the area of maths for children who
may be working towards level one for many years. Delegates will
explore how it enables them to observe, share and use information
about their surroundings and occurrences in their lives, emphasising its
role in communication, developing thinking, social skills and
problem solving.

Click here to find out more and register Use code: vsmaths

National Young Mathematicians' Awards

Registration is now open for our 2015 competition!

The problems for each stage of the competition are developed in conjunction with NRICH at The University of Cambridge. You can view past problems and find out more on the Nrich site here.

Can your school make it to the Grand Final at the Univeristy of Cambridge?

What are the National Young Mathematicians' Awards?

The National Young Mathematicians' Awards are the only team maths competition for primary schools in the UK. The competition, now in its fifth year, is run in conjunction with the NRICH project at the University of Cambridge and is designed to inspire and challenge talented mathematicians from across the UK.

The competition will consist of three rounds. The first will be a regional knock out undertaken at an Explore Learning centre on the 10th, 11th or 12th November. Winners will go through to the Semi Final on the 25th November where school teams will battle it out against other top schools in their region to try and win a space at the Grand Final taking place at the University of Cambridge on 8th December.

How can we enter?

You should find and contact your local Explore Learning centre here or call 01483 447410. Each school can enter a team of 4 (2 boys and 2 girls) to compete and the children will be asked to solve a multi-layered, high-level problem.

What are we looking for?

Past winners have always demonstrated great teamwork and effective mathematical thinking. You can view past problems and find out more on the Nrich site here.

To help teachers and schools develop their own calculation policies, or to complement existing policies, and help to shape how pupils are taught and learn calculation methods, the NCETM, working in conjunction with the Maths Hubs programme, has produced a Calculation Guidance document, based on experiences and feedback from schools and teachers participating in the first year of the England-China project.

The document, which can be downloaded and/or printed from this page, is divided into 15 sections, each dealing with an aspect of calculation considered a priority in helping pupils develop efficient and accurate methods of completing calculations.

Click Here For Document

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